" Vlautin] unearths a world Steinbeck would have recognised...where the American underclass still resides. Lean On Pete is an archetypal American novel, Huck Finn for the crystal-meth generation." Independent Extra
Author Willy Vlautin a major realist talent (Seattle Post Intelligencer) who is often compared to Raymond Carver, John Steinbeck, and Denis Johnson returns with Lean on Pete, the story of a 15-year old boy struggling to make his way to a long lost aunt, who just might give him a home. In the words of author Mark Billingham, Vlautin is a truly original voice. and] one of the best writers in America, and Lean on Pete is powerful, heartbreaking stuff. "